MURFREESBORO, Tenn. -- LaRon Dendy scored 20 points and Middle Tennessee rallied for a 65-62 victory over Belmont on Tuesday night after squandering a 13-point second-half lead.
JT Sulton added 13 points, including a tying jumper with 2:20 remaining and a layup with 1:34 to play that put the Blue Raiders (10-2) ahead 63-62.
The Bruins (6-3), who beat Middle Tennessee 87-84 in double overtime on Nov. 20, failed to score in the final 2:06, missing three shots and turning the ball over twice.
Middle Tennessee led 43-30 with 16:46 left in the game, but Belmont came back to take a 50-49 lead on Kerron Johnson's layup at the 10:01 mark.
The Blue Raiders had three times as many chances at the free-throw line in the second half as Belmont, but made just 11 of 24 to the Bruins' 4 of 8.
Drew Hanlen scored 16 points and Johnson 15 for Belmont.
Guard Naz Mitrou-Long, whose 2015-16 season ended in December due to hip problems, has been granted a hardship waiver for the coming season, Iowa State said.
As the Sooners look to life without superstar Buddy Hield and his sidekicks, it's clear their unseasoned players will need to grow up fast.
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association says it won't move its headquarters, its basketball tournament or other conference championships from North Carolina, despite
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